The German statutory accident insurance scheme, DGUV, provides a wealth of useful information on "Selecting and using fixed ladders" in DGUV Publication 208-032.
This DGUV Publication is aimed at those who use and operate fixed ladder solutions. It contains information on the respective risk assessment process, types of ladders and how these are fixed in place, how to use fixed ladders and all the components associated with them as well as on how to inspect them.
DGUV Publication 208-032 describes the different types of fixed ladder available. These include:
The requirements pertaining to the different types of ladder are described in detail in DGUV Publication 208–032 with an additional, clearly-structured summary provided in the Appendix.
When using a fixed ladder and fixed ladder components, various aspects need to be taken into account. These include:
Further assistance is also available on the above topics.